This thesis explores the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, with particular attention to the concept of whiteness. The novel, Bird with a Broken Leg, surveys the interaction of Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through the prism of the prison system, highlighting the issue of whiteness. The essay, "Whiteness and Australian Fiction", discusses Australian social justice novels which have sparked public discussion through challenging, criticising and revealing uncomfortable truths about modern Australian reality. The essay suggests that novels of this kind have led to progressive changes in fostering a more contemplative and compassionate Australian society.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Award date||5 Jul 2017|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2016|